The day has finally arrived and Oculus Rift owners can now start enjoying motion control gameplay with Oculus Touch. The controllers should’ve started landing with pre-order customers today, with several free titles available to download, including The Unspoken, VR Sports Challenge, Dead and Buried, Medium and Quill. For today’s launch Unreal Engine creator Epic Games has announced that its tech demo for Oculus Touch, Bullet Train, will be freely available to download for users.
Bullet Train made its first appearance during Oculus Connect 2 in September 2015, with visitors to the event getting their hands on the hectic first-person shooter (FPS). Since that first showing, Bullet Train made several appearances at events across the world, being one of the standout demonstrations for Oculus Touch. But until now Epic Games never mentioned whether it would release the videogame to a wider audience.
As we now know, Bullet Train was actually a precursor to Robo Recall, which Epic debuted at the most recent Oculus Connect 3 event in October. Features such as grabbing bullets in mid air to throw back at enemies have been transferred to the upcoming Robo Recall, due for release early 2017, and for free as well.
Recently Epic Games released the first part of a behind-the-scenes documentary series on the creation of Robo Recall, featuring interviews with the team and new gameplay footage. VRFocus interviewed some of the team working on the new title, explaining what the developer had learned from making the previous demo.
VRFocus will continue its coverage of Epic Games and its VR developments, reporting back with any further announcements.